Tasteful Textures Bookmark

Apart from stamping my other great love is reading, which is mostly now done on my Kindle. But recently I’ve gone back to read some old favourite paperbacks so I was in need of a bokmark, an old envelope just isn’t pretty is it!

So for tyodya’s project I’ve created a super quick bookmark which took less than ten minutes to make and is a vast improvement on my previous book marker.

The basic bookmark was made from a piece of Whisper White thick Thick A4 cardstock measuring 5cm x 21cm.  Punch one end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the bottom two corners. Now its time to decorate.

Tasteful Textures Bookmark

I love creating bookmarks because you can just let your imagination run and stamp whatever pattern you want. For this bookmark the background was created with stamps from the Taasteful Textures stamp set in Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam,

I wanted to add the sentiment ” Take time to do what makes your soul happy” because reading does just that for me, I astamped this in Rococo Rose. For an extra touch I added some flowers from the Free as a Bird stamp set because they are pretty and make me happy too!

To finish the book mark I added a length of the Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon through the top and secured with some Whisper White Bakers Twine. I adore this ribbon but have found it hard to work on a card so far, so I’m glad I’ve finally used some.

I love to know what you’ve been creating with this ribbon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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You’re Rawrsome! Dino Days Card

Who doesn’t  love a cute little dinosaur? I love them and have had loads of fun with the Dino Days stamp set creating a rainbow of diffrent coloured dinosaurs. My favourite was a Flirty Flamingo one, but I’m saving that one for another day.

For today’s card I’ve gone for slightly more convensional coloured dinosaurs in Mango Melody and Pretty Peacock…no boring dinos here!

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The card was finished off with a strip of paper from the Dinoroar DSP, don’t just think dinosaurs when you see this paper, its bright, fun and super versatile and perfect for any kind of card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Little Elephant Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing a quick little thank you card which I think is super cute, using the Little Elephant stamp set and the Elephant Builder punch.

I chose a very subtle colour scheme of Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam, Highland Heather and Gray Granite, if you wanted a more masculine version you could substitute the Highland Heather for Balmy Blue or Seaside Spray.

To create a focal point for my card I cut out the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies, if you wanted to add a larger greeting you could use the largest circle as it still works.

Little Elephant thank you card - flat

I used Rococo Rose to stamp the little heart thank you on this card. To add a little dimension to the card I used Stampin’ Dimensional’s to adhere the elephant to the card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s quick little card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Over the Moon Birthday Card

Today I’m sharing another childrens birthday card, this time made with the Over the Moon stamp set. The background was a watercolour wash of Mint Macaron on the old watwercolour paper, having now used our new Fluid 100 watercolour paper I much prefer this as its blends so much smoother.

I stamped the cow in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Stampin’ Blends before fussy cutting her out. Here’s a little close up of her:

Over the Moon - Purple Birthday card close up

I attached some linen thread around the base of the punched out balloon with Tear N Tape around the back. I then attached the thread to the cow using some more tape rolled into a ball, you could also use a glue dot here but I’m out of them at the moment.

Over the Moon - Purple Birthday card - flat

To finish the card stamp Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday across the bottom of the card in Rich Razzleberry.

Finished result a cute birthday card which I’m sure anyone would love.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet of cardstock measuring 14.9 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Rich Razzleberry Matt: 14.4cm x 10cm

Watercolour Paper: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Be Strong Be Happy Be You Card

The idea for this card has brewing in my head quite a while so when I saw the colours in the Mosaic Mood Speciality DSP I knew it was time to let it come to life. I’m not a huge orange fan so when Terracotta Tile was introduced as on of the new In-Colours I was honestly a bit disappointed, but seeing it mixed with Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry makes me happy so we’re going with it.

I used my Stamparatus to line up the ladies with their inner dress stamps, which I still found tricky as I don’t tend to put the labels on the back of my stamps as wasn’t a fan of the old clear-mount labels. In this instance I have labeled the outline stamp and I’m quite happy with the results. I used a blender pen and some ink off the inkpads to colour in each ladies hat. I then cut them out of the second smallest of the fatter Stitched Rectangle dies.

Be strong be happy be you card flat

To finish the card I stamped the greeting from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and then fussy cut it so I had one line for each lady. A beautiful card all ready to give to a beautiful lady.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: A4 sheet of cardstock cut in half to measure 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

DSP Layer: 14.9cm x 9.5cm

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Celebrate Le Tour de France with Enjoy Life

I’ve never been much of a cycling enthausiast but this year I have been watching a little of Le Tour de France on the TV while crafting, its actually quite therapeutic. So what better stamp set to pull out than Enjoy Life with that cycling silhouette and great words for encouragement.

I went with a colour scheme of Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel and seaside Spray to give a french feel to the card. I wanted to add some yellow for the leaders tabard but its just didn’t work.

The two coloured frames are cut from the two largest sqaures in the Stitched Shapes die collection. I then cut two additonal large sqaures and sponged them with Seaside Spray ink before adding my silhouette stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Enjoy Life - Celebrate Le Tour- flat

The sentiments were stamped on the small thin rectangle from Stitched Rectangles dies, as they were a little too long for my sentments I placed one side of the rectangle back over the edge of the die to cut the recatangle smaller and leave a stitched edge.

To finish the card I stamped some of the foliage onto the card base in sEaside spray before I adhered all my other elements.

If you haven’t already why dont you give crafting while watching the cycling a go and see what you come up with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Friday: Inspiring Iris

For today’s card I’ve used Inspiring Iris again, I just love this stamp set, it reminds me of one of my old favourites Blooms & Wishes with the watercoloured flower effect. The end card today looked nothing like how it started in my head and my desk looks like a bomb has exploded as I’ve fussy cut flowers and die cuts strewn all over. but after considerably time stamping and cutting the end result is quite simple and I love it.

Floral Friday - Inspiring Iris close up

A couple of the stamped rose type flowers and a greeting and you have a gorgeous card. I’ve added a few Gold Metallic Pearls to the flowers centres just to add a little bling.

Rococo Rose I think is my new favourite colour (yes this does change on a weekly basis) but I loving how perfect it pairs up with Mint Macaron and Crumb two of my other favourites!

Floral Friday- Inspiring Iris flat

Have a lovely day yourselves.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card base: Half sheet A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored in the middle at 10.5cm

Crumb Cake Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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